Workout

Four Exercises to Develop Your Quads

James Haskell | Posted 03.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Barbell front squats provide all the muscle building stimulus of a back squat, but with more emphasis on the quads and less on the lower back, hips and hamstrings. Don't expect to push as much weight on a front squat, but if you can set aside your ego, the results will be more than worth it.

Six Ways to Improve Your Deadlift

James Haskell | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Nothing commands respect in the gym like a heavy deadlift with impeccable form. But even more importantly, the deadlift is one of the most powerful full body muscle builders on the planet. If you've got a strong deadlift in your locker, chances are you're already a pretty big dude.

Something for Everyone

James Haskell | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In last week's column we looked at a power endurance workout, which although not hugely complex was certainly for those who have a reasonable understanding about training and lifting. So for the slightly more advanced shall we say.

Power Endurance Workout

James Haskell | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's the same kind of full body workout you get, from ball carrying, tackling, getting to your feet and competing for the ball. So it's great rugby specific work - great research for my new rugby book due out next week!

Five Workout Finishers to Blitz Body Fat

James Haskell | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Regular readers of my weekly columns will know by now there is no such thing as a free lunch or pass when it comes to training. Success requires sustained commitment and real effort to get the body results you want.

Do You Even Lift?

James Haskell | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You work hard in the gym, or so you think. You eat right, or so you think. You're pretty strong, at least for your size, or so you've been told. So why are you still stuck looking like someone who doesn't even lift?

One Piece of Gym Equipment for Faster Gains

James Haskell | Posted 20.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

If all of your work in the gym is done with a conventional straight barbell and dumbbells, you're missing out on some serious potential gains. There is one key piece of equipment that, when utilised correctly, can be your secret tool for getting stronger faster than ever before.

My Guide to Getting Started Into Fitness Part Two

James Haskell | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

You don't want someone who doesn't know what they're talking about. You want someone to push you. There's no point in spending money on health, fitness, equipment, food and diet, if you're not going to put the work in.

Easy 10-Minute Workout For Time-Starved Workers

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

After eight hours (or more) of sitting at your desk, it can be pretty difficult to motivate yourself to go to the gym. Especially when it's dark outsi...

My Guide to Getting started Into Fitness - Part One

James Haskell | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

This is probably the question I got asked the most. In this day and age everyone has a basic understanding about the importance and need to take some regular exercise. However if this involves more than walking the dog then there is stuff to know and learn IF you want to do things properly and get benefit.

This Baking Tray Workout Is Wowing The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Forget expensive gym memberships, one personal trainer has demonstrated how you can up your fitness at home - using a baking tray. Julius Kieser po...

Why (And How) to Improve Insulin Sensitivity

James Haskell | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's not vastly complex but nevertheless competent training can be a tad complicated. However the one great benefit of this is it completes dispels the ludicrous lean in 15 and get fit in a week style plans, which are bandied about all to frequency as quick fix solutions.

Five Exercises for Shredded Abs

James Haskell | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

It's safe to say that no physique is complete without a set of steel-cut abs. Big shoulders and a barrel chest will help you fill out a tee shirt, but if you want a body that catches the eye when you're wearing nothing but a pair of swim trunks, you need abs that you can grate cheese on.

Five Exercises for Boulder Shoulders

James Haskell | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Next time you're at the gym, canvas the weights room and look at the other guys who are training. Chances are, you'll easily spot a few with decent sized biceps, a well-proportioned chest, and probably one or two with a good set of abs too.

Five Reasons You Suck at Building Muscle

James Haskell | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

In order to build muscle mass, our bodies must be in a calorie surplus. Going out for a pizza one day each week doesn't count. You need to be consuming more calories than you are burning day in, day out in order to start making real size gains.

Five Exercises to Do Every Day to Keep Fit for Life

James Haskell | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
James Haskell

Even on days when you have other exercise plans, get out of bed and make a bee-line for a spot on the floor where you can spend as little as five minutes--60 seconds per exercise--to distribute blood flow to muscles, lubricate the joints and boost your metabolism.

Why Is HIIT a Great Way to Burn Calories?

Natalie Roberts | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natalie Roberts

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a fantastic way to burn calories. For those of you who have absolutely no idea what HIIT is, it's a series of repeated bouts of high intensity exercise (usually performed for 30-90 seconds) split with short rest periods (usually around 10-30 seconds). It's usually either in sprint intervals or a circuit style workout.

15 Exercises You Can Do Without Leaving The House

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you can't afford a gym membership but want a simple way to get fit this January, look no further. These simple exercises allow you to get in sha...

One Quarter Of Gym Goers Have Had Sex In The Gym

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

There are many unusual places that people choose to have sex - whether that's in cars, parks or public toilets. But now there's a new sexy time venue ...

What Makes a Great Gym

Adam Warren | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Warren

These thoughts are purely my own, however over the past 10 years I've attended a number of different gyms for my own training, some of which were good, some were average and some I didn't even complete the 7-day free trial with!

This Is How Much Exercise You Need To Burn Off Your Favourite Junk Food

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pizza, fries and burgers might taste like heaven on earth, but there's a whole load of calories in them, which means a shed load of exercise is needed...

Rugby HIIT Conditioning Session

James Haskell | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Since the start of the World Cup in earnest, I haven't had much game time during the opening week. So whilst at home the other day on my day-off I decided to do a little top-up session. I roped my girlfriend, Chloe, into the session, which I wouldn't normally do, as I intensely dislike all the rubbish you see up on Instagram and Twitter, about couples who train together, apparently staying together!

Seven Ways to Take Your Training Outdoors This Summer

James Haskell | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

Instead of falling into the same trap as everyone else, why not diversify your training and take it outdoors instead? This way, you get to enjoy the sunshine (whilst it lasts!) and get a solid workout in at the same time...

Abdominal Workout With Sara Malm Part 1

James Haskell | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK Sport
James Haskell

I am taking Sara Malm a fitness enthusiasts and Daily Mail Online foreign correspondent through her paces. Sara really enjoys her training and whilst she has been working out for a while, she is by no means a professional. I have tried to give her a taster of a few different exercises that will help develop her abs.

Hemsley And Hemsley Sisters Talk Fitness And Post-Workout Snacks

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley are the sisters, food lovers and fitness fanatics behind wellness brand, Hemsley + Hemsley, (think quinoa... and lots of i...